Weekly Feature



October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town discusses proposed capital improvement projects

Supervisor Barry Weinstein, during a public hearing at Monday’s Town Board meeting, detailed Amherst’s capital improvement program for the next six years, with 76 projects that will total $61.5 million.  As part of his 2014 budget of More...

Local News

Amherst Alumni Foundation to award past educators

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will honor its 2013 Distinguished Educator Emeritus Award honorees during a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Windows on the Green Restaurant, 772 N. More...

State PTA sponsors event focusing on Common Core

The New York State Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring a town hall-style meeting to detail the state’s Common Core learning initiatives in school districts. The event is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Sweet Home to hold meeting concerning upcoming vote

Sweet Home Central Schools will hold a Capital Project Information Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Vergils Community Center at the high school, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.  More...

Police Blotter

Teens saw off stop sign

Monday, Sept. 30  • A resident of Charlesgate Circle reported that an unknown person stole flowers from her property. More...

Letters to the Editor

Council candidate deserves support

I have been an Amherst resident for almost 40 years, and I have seen the many changes on the Town Board.  I often wonder how often the board members talk and listen to their constituents. Do they talk to department heads? More...

Councilman values his constituents

As a voter, I’ve come to value comments of people with personal knowledge about a given candidate, understanding that there will likely be some bias involved. More...

Supervisor deserves to be re-elected

Supervisor Barry Weinstein, through his good management skills, has been able to do exactly what he promised.  Amherst has had no property tax increase in the last four years. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dance studio to host group dance class event   Arthur Murray Dance Studio will hold a “Mid-Week Monster Mash Special” group dance class from 8:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst. More...

Sports

Lady Flames’ depth edges North

Girls swimming

The depth of the Williamsville East girls swim team was a little greater than Williamsville North and it resulted in a 55-47 road win for the Lady Flames on Oct. More...

Big plays lead Sweet Home football over GI

Sweet Home’s football team made the necessary big plays to defeat one of its top rivals Saturday. More...

South girls soccer completes sweep over East

Williamsville South built a 3-0 lead on its way to a 3-1 win over Williamsville East in a key ECIC II girls soccer game Sept. More...

Business

Amherst Drug Court honors individuals, agency during annual reception

The Amherst Drug Court and Therapeutic Foundation recently honored several people in recognition of their assistance in the organization’s mission.  Founded in 1996, the Amherst Drug Court has sought to diminish substance abuse, crime and More...

SPECIAL GUESTS

— Members of the Rotary Club of Williamsville during a recent meeting learned about the importance of medical records from Kanick and Company President Joel Kanick. More...

Business briefs

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.9, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. The meeting is free to Chamber members and prospective members. More...

Village Board receives business proposal for mill

Sweet Jenny’s

Howard and Tara Cadmus, owners of Sweet Jenny’s, have submitted a business proposal to the Williamsville Village Board to open a shop in the Williamsville Water Mill. The mill, located at 56 E. More...

Audit of finances, vehicles questions town recording

A recent audit by the State Comptroller’s Office of the Town of Amherst’s financial statements and fleet vehicle management program questions the town’s recording of funding. The state audit, which examined town documents from Jan. More...

Editorial

Fire departments have knowledge to enhance safety

Bee Editorial

During National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 12, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however, we should practice fire safety all year long.  More...

Spindle items

• OPEN HOUSES — The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road between Main Street and Sheridan Drive, will be holding three open houses in the next two weeks for interested students and families.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1888   During the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Williamsville held October 2, William R. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When will the supervisor’s budget for 2014 be available on the town’s website? I know the special districts budget is out, but I’d like to see the town budget.  More...

Obituaries

Marvin H. Mason, former Williamsville mayor

Marvin H. Mason, 82, formerly of Buffalo, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.  Mr. Mason was born in Toledo Ohio, on April 10, 1931. More...

Robert S. Marshall, former Daemen College president

Robert S. Marshall, 79, president of Daemen College from 1974 to 1995, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y.  A native of Buffalo, Dr. Marshall served in a photo intelligence unit with the U.S. Air Force.  More...

Esther B. Bates, educator

Esther B. Bates (nee Neustatter), 87, formerly of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  Mrs. Bates was born in Munich, Germany on June 23, 1926. More...

Lifestyles

Project HOPE sheds light on prescription drug abuse

It wasn’t supposed to be Michael Israel. The 20-year-old was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and attended the University at Buffalo with aspirations of becoming an architect. More...

Montgomery Park to host ‘Soup Sunday’

Montgomery Park will hold a “Soup Sunday” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the park, 6363 Transit Road, East Amherst. The event will feature free, homemade soup and bread for adults aged 55 and older. To make a reservation, call 688-7880. More...

Amherst resident’s watercolors add a splash to Senior Center

Amherst resident Norine Spurling can’t pinpoint the exact beginnings of her artistic endeavors. More...